Chapter 8

Polypainting and SpotLight

Polypainting is the process of applying color values directly to the polygons of a mesh using the sculpting brushes. It’s like painting a real 3D object: You can blend and mix colors on the model’s surface to create the look of realistic skin, details on hard surfaces, even decals and logos. You can use many of the advanced brush features to design your own special polypainting brush presets that suit your own style of working.

SpotLight is an advanced image-editing program built into the ZBrush interface that allows you to edit images and then project the colors of those images onto the surface of the model. SpotLight’s unique interface makes this process very easy and fast, so you don’t need to leave ZBrush ...

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